Saturday, August 2, 2008

Planning the Year Ahead

Well, its been fun, but I think I'm almost done planning our school year for 2008/2009.

Here is what is on the slate for Ace (6th grade):

Reading: Free Reading 300 minutes per month
Make a book list of books read

Required Reading:
Banner in the Sky, James Ullman
Never Cry Wolf, Farley Mowat
Cheaper by the Dozen, Frank B. Gilbreth, Jr.
The Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents, Terry Pratchett
Stowaway, Karen Hesse
Agnes the Sheep, William Taylor
Habibi, Naomi Shihab Nye
Halfway to the Sky, Kimberly Brubaker Bradley

Language Arts: Intermediate Language Lessons
miscellaneous grammar exercises and book reports

Spelling: Spelling Power 3x per week.

Math: Singapore's New Elementary Math 1, NEM 2

Social Studies:

History: Most of the resources we will be finding in Learning Through History Magazine
Unit 1: Renaissance
Unit 2: Feudal Japan
Unit 3: Vikings!

Geography: Trail Guide to World Geography

Unit 1 – Elements - Fizz, Bubble and Flash! Element Explorations and Atom Adventures
Unit 2 – Life Science - The Science of Life, Frank G. Bottone, Jr.
Unit 3 – Solar System/Astronomy - My World Science

Foreign Language: Calvert French

Music: Piano, Practice 20 min/day, lesson 1x week

Art: Hands of a Child Art Appreciation